Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

A Memoir

Author: Viv Albertine

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466873078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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"Ms. Albertine's book is wiry and cogent and fearless.... Her book has an honest, lo-fi grace. If it were better written, it would be worse."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times "Forget Katniss And Tris - Viv Albertine Is Your New Hero."—MTV.com The Rough Trade #1 Book of the Year! Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. She formed a band with Sid Vicious and was there the night he met Nancy Spungeon. She tempted Johnny Thunders...toured America with the Clash...dated Mick Jones...and inspired the classic Clash anthem "Train in Vain." But Albertine was no mere muse. In Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys., Albertine delivers a unique and unfiltered look at a traditionally male-dominated scene. Her story is so much more than a music memoir. Albertine's narrative is nothing less than a fierce correspondence from a life on the fringes of culture. The author recalls rebelling from conformity and patriarchal society ever since her days as an adolescent girl in the same London suburb of Muswell Hill where the Kinks formed. With brash honesty—and an unforgiving memory—Albertine writes of immersing herself into punk culture among the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Buzzcocks. Of her devastation when the Slits broke up and her reinvention as a director and screenwriter. Or abortion, marriage, motherhood, and surviving cancer. Navigating infidelity and negotiating divorce. And launching her recent comeback as a solo artist with her debut album, The Vermilion Border. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. is a raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond. But even more profoundly, Viv Albertine's remarkable memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world.

To Throw Away Unopened

Author: Viv Albertine

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571326234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018 What was I fighting for? Even now I'm not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic. Every memoir is a battle between reality and invention - but in her follow up to Clothes, Music, Boys, Viv Albertine has reinvented the genre with her unflinching honesty. To Throw Away Unopened is a fearless dissection of one woman's obsession with the truth - the truth about family, power, and her identity as a rebel and outsider. It is a gaping wound of a book, both an exercise in blood-letting and psychological archaeology, excavating what lies beneath: the fear, the loneliness, the anger. It is a brutal expose of human dysfunctionality, the impossibility of true intimacy, and the damage wrought upon us by secrets and revelations, siblings and parents. Yet it is also a testament to how we can rebuild ourselves and come to face the world again. It is a portrait of the love stories that constitute a life, often bringing as much pain as joy. With the inimitable blend of humour, vulnerability, and intelligence that makes Viv Albertine one of our finest authors working today, To Throw Away Unopened smashes through layers of propriety and leads us into a new place of savage self-discovery.

A Seat at the Table

Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music

Author: Amy Raphael

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034900983X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock (Virago, 1995; published as Grrrls: Viva Rock Divas in the US by St Martin's Griffin, 1996), writer and critic Amy Raphael interviewed twelve female musicians, from Courtney Love to Kim Gordon, from Bjork to Kristin Hersh. As Debbie Harry wrote in the foreword, each artist's life was 'so different and similar and intriguing.' More than two decades on, Raphael asks a group of contemporary female musicians to tell their stories, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, from Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.

PJ Harvey and Music Video Performance

Author: Dr Abigail Gardner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472424182

Category: Music

Page: 202

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PJ Harvey’s performances are premised on the core contention that she is somehow causing ‘trouble’. Just how this trouble can be theorised within the context of the music video and what it means for a development of the ways we might conceptualise ‘disruption’ and think about music video lies at the heart of this book. It is the first academic book to present analysis of Harvey’s music videos and opens up fresh avenues into exploring what is at stake in the video work of one of Britain’s premier singer-songwriters.

A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany

Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Author: Julia Sneeringer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034398

Category: History

Page: 304

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A Social History of Early Rock 'n' Roll in Germany explores the people and spaces of St. Pauli's rock'n'roll scene in the 1960s. Starting in 1960, young British rockers were hired to entertain tourists in Hamburg's red-light district around the Reeperbahn in the area of St. Pauli. German youths quickly joined in to experience the forbidden thrill of rock'n'roll, and used African American sounds to distance themselves from the old Nazi generation. In 1962 the Star Club opened and drew international attention for hosting some of the Beatles' most influential performances. In this book, Julia Sneeringer weaves together this story of youth culture with histories of sex and gender, popular culture, media, and subculture. By exploring the history of one locale in depth, Sneeringer offers a welcome contribution to the scholarly literature on space, place, sound and the city, and pays overdue attention to the impact that Hamburg had upon music and style. She is also careful to place performers such as The Beatles back into the social, spatial, and musical contexts that shaped them and their generation. This book reveals that transnational encounters between musicians, fans, entrepreneurs and businessmen in St. Pauli produced a musical style that provided emotional and physical liberation and challenged powerful forces of conservatism and conformity with effects that transformed the world for decades to come.

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys

Author: Viv Albertine

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571297764

Category: Punk rock musicians

Page: 432

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SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEARROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEARMOJO BOOK OF THE YEARIn 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk - taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again - Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.

Children of the Dragonfly

Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education

Author: Robert Bensen

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520121

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Sometimes the losses of childhood can be recovered only in the flight of the dragonfly.Native American children have long been subject to removal from their homes for placement in residential schools and, more recently, in foster or adoptive homes. The governments of both the United States and Canada, having reduced Native nations to the legal status of dependent children, historically have asserted a surrogate parentalism over Native children themselves. Children of the Dragonfly is the first anthology to document this struggle for cultural survival on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. Through autobiography and interviews, fiction and traditional tales, official transcripts and poetry, these voicesÑ Seneca, Cherokee, Mohawk, Navajo, and many othersÑ weave powerful accounts of struggle and loss into a moving testimony to perseverance and survival. Invoking the dragonfly spirit of Zuni legend who helps children restore a way of life that has been taken from them, the anthology explores the breadth of the conflict about Native childhood. Included are works of contemporary authors Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo, Luci Tapahonso, and others; classic writers Zitkala-Sa and E. Pauline Johnson; and contributions from twenty important new writers as well. They take readers from the boarding school movement of the 1870s to the Sixties Scoop in Canada and the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in the United States. They also spotlight the tragic consequences of racist practices such as the suppression of Indian identity in government schools and the campaign against Indian childbearing through involuntary sterilization. CONTENTS Part 1. Traditional Stories and Lives Severt Young Bear (Lakota) and R. D. Theisz, To Say "Child" Zitkala-Sa (Yankton Sioux), The Toad and the Boy Delia Oshogay (Chippewa), Oshkikwe's Baby Michele Dean Stock (Seneca), The Seven Dancers Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey (Cherokee), Goldilocks Thereafter Marietta Brady (Navajo), Two Stories Part 2. Boarding and Residential Schools Embe (Marianna Burgess), from Stiya: or, a Carlisle Indian Girl at Home Black Bear (Blackfeet), Who Am I? E. Pauline Johnson (Mohawk), As It Was in the Beginning Lee Maracle (Stoh:lo), Black Robes Gordon D. Henry, Jr. (White Earth Chippewa), The Prisoner of Haiku Luci Tapahonso (Navajo), The Snakeman Joy Harjo (Muskogee), The Woman Who Fell from the Sky Part 3. Child Welfare and Health Services Problems That American Indian Families Face in Raising Their Children, United States Senate, April 8 and 9, 1974 Mary TallMountain (Athabaskan), Five Poems Virginia Woolfclan, Missing Sister Lela Northcross Wakely (Potawatomi/Kickapoo), Indian Health Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d'Alene), from Indian Killer Milton Lee (Cheyenne River Sioux) and Jamie Lee, The Search for Indian Part 4. Children of the Dragonfly Peter Cuch (Ute), I Wonder What the Car Looked Like S. L. Wilde (Anishnaabe), A Letter to My Grandmother Eric Gansworth (Onondaga), It Goes Something Like This Kimberly Roppolo (Cherokee/Choctaw/Creek), Breeds and Outlaws Phil Young (Cherokee) and Robert Bensen, Wetumka Lawrence Sampson (Delaware/Eastern Band Cherokee), The Long Road Home Beverley McKiver (Ojibway), When the Heron Speaks Joyce carlEtta Mandrake (White Earth Chippewa), Memory Lane Is the Next Street Over Alan Michelson (Mohawk), Lost Tribe Patricia Aqiimuk Paul (Inupiaq), The Connection Terry Trevor (Cherokee/Delaware/Seneca), Pushing up the Sky Annalee Lucia Bensen (Mohegan/Cherokee), Two Dragonfly Dream Songs

The Dungaree Pilot

A Wwii U.S. Navy Sailor with a Dream to Fly; and Where That Dream “Landed “Him

Author: Karen K. Loucks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469175533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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The Dungaree Pilot is the biography of a WWII U.S. Navy sailor with a dream to fly, and where that dream landed him. His passion to become a U.S. naval aviator found its home in his heart at the tender age of fifteen during the Great Depression. It began one summer afternoon while lying in the sand on a New Jersey beach. From his unique vantage point, he witnessed small navy planes fly in and out of the belly of the airship, USS Akron. His biography traces his family heritage and deep roots in New Jersey that served as his permanent foundation during an uncertain career. It focuses on the life-threatening experiences he faced in pursuing his goal. The up close explosion of the Hindenburg while assigned to its ground crew and his unusual escape from the attack on Pearl Harbor via a bottle of whiskey were just a couple of his near misses. As a navy pilot, he risked his life during WWII in an assignment to bomb German subs in the Atlantic and Caribbean and later flew a test flight through an actual atomic bomb blast. A crash-landing in a New York cemetery and a lightning strike late at night over the dark Atlantic added to the threats on his life. His story represents the thousands of undecorated and unrecognized heroes of the greatest generation. The experiences of two decorated heroes, Elwoods close friends, are paralleled throughout his own story. His high school buddy, Bob Case, became a WWII Army Air Corps flying ace in the Pacific. The other, Eddie Bronson, was a forgotten childhood school chum, with whom Elwood was reunited at the navy indoctrination center in Philadelphia. Three ships were sunk beneath him, the last of which led to three and a half years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, and the revenge imposed on the captors at the wars end.

Across the Pond

Author: Storyheart

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145004672X

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

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When almost fifteen-year-old, English born Fred Squires parents win a trip to Australia, Fred finds himself packed off to visit family friends in the United States. Even worse, hes given a boring language project to complete. But then he meets Brittany. Fred soon finds himself struggling, not only with his growing feelings for Brit, but also with the language differences. A state confusion, that increases when he meets Brits flirtatious friend, Angel. Escaping from a confrontation with Steve Harris, the neighborhood bully, Brit tells Fred her dark secret about Harris, and Freds world is turned upside down. Life continues to throw Fred a curveball when he catches a ball worth thousands of dollars at a baseball game. Further angry run-ins with Harris, a crazy family BBQ, and being chased through a Boston mall all add to the thrill of Freds American adventure. A final fight between Fred and Harris, leads Brit to at last reveal her painful secret to her parents. Brit and her Brit", know that their young love will be followed by heartache when Fred has to return back "Across the Pond" to England. However, not before some final twists in the tale.

Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations - E-Book

Author: Dolores E. Battle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087124

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.